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Our View: Disinformation dogs Dolores River monument proposal

Grievance politics tend to attract people who feel left out. By Tuesday afternoon, that could be more than 5,000 people, most likely in Mesa and Montrose counties. They signed an online peti...

Our View: Musings on state of the presidential race

With Donald Trump secured as the Republican nominee, and Joe Biden perky and energized after his State of the Union address, the particulars of the presidential race are reshaping and moldin...

Our View: Amplify case for Gaza cease-fire beyond Council chambers

Understandably, people in our communities are enraged about the Israel-Hamas war – barbaric and heart-wrenching. We wholeheartedly support endeavors to end the fighting and brutalities. One ...

Our View: SCOTUS went too far with federal legislation in Trump ballot ruling

Longtime Republican politician Norma Anderson, lead plaintiff in the case to remove Donald Trump from the Colorado primary ballot based on the 14th Amendment’s disqualification clause, told ...

Our View: Native Lens a catalyst for young Indigenous filmmakers

There are moments when we know we’re witnessing something that changes what comes afterward. That was the feeling, sitting in the dark at the Durango Independent Film Festival on Saturday af...

Dear readers,

District attorney candidates for the 6th Judicial District, Sean Murray and Jason Eley, are making their pitches in guest columns on why they should be elected. In this election, we’re switc...

Our View: OK for Durango to prohibit weapons in city buildings

In the 1993 movie “Tombstone,” lawman Virgil Earp, played by Sam Elliott, addresses a rowdy crowd unhappy with a new law he posted. Earp says: “Nobody says you can’t own a gun. Nobody’s even...

Our View on elections: Dear readers,

Every election year informs the one that follows, and 2024 is already proving to offer more for Colorado voters. We see progress as elections shift closer to what voters say they want. Unaff...

Our View: NATO vital no matter the political noise in U.S.

Immediate backlash rained hard on Donald Trump, after saying on Feb. 10 he’d encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to any NATO member country delinquent on defense fund contri...

Our View: More wakeless hours, more monitoring at Lake Nighthorse

At preliminary meetings before the construction of our well-loved, well-used Lake Nighthorse, the opening question at public forums was, “Will you agree to share the lake?” Everyone in atten...

Our View: Dear readers,

With heavy hearts over the passing of our dear colleague, former Editorial Editor Bill Roberts, we’re sharing some of his work. (links follow) Starting with his most recent guest column, “Ta...

My View: Bill Roberts brought much to our Opinion pages

Bill Roberts, former Editorial Editor for The Durango Herald from 1990 to 2017, served up opinions the way I like my coffee – strong. It takes guts to do that. To be rooted and able to defen...
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